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100 Most Influential Young Nigerians in 2016  by Avance Media


100 Most Influential Young Nigerians in 2016  by Avance Media

Reputed rating establishment and Africa’s leading Media and PR firm, Avance Media has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians.

The list which reflects the achievements of young Nigerians throughout the year 2016 was streamlined in 10 distinct categories which represents key sectors across Nigeria’s economy.

The list which has a gender equity of 34 women and 56 men is an initiative meant to serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world.

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, the initiative which was previously only launched for Ghana is embarking on a continental agenda of leading in sprouting the works and achievements of young people whose immerse contributions are sidelined and Nigeria happens to be part of the first set of countries involved in the ranking.

In rating who becomes the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian, the general public is being invited to vote for their most impactful youth on

After public votes ends on 20th January, 2017, winners will be announced according to their respective categories before the young person voted as the Most Influential Young Nigerian for 2016 will be announced.

100 Most Influential Young Nigerians in 2016  by Avance Media

Below is the full list of the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians in their respective categories.

  1. Abayomi Awobokun
  2. Akideinde Oyebowale
  3. Bankole Cardoso
  4. Ebi Atawodi
  5. Ladi Delano
  6. Ola Orekunrin
  7. Olalekan Olude
  8. Richard Nyong
  9. Sim Shagaya
  10. Suleiman Sani Bello
  1. Alex Ekubo
  2. Basket Mouth
  3. D’Banj
  4. Davido
  5. Don Jazzy
  6. Funke Akindele
  7. Mercy Johnson
  8. Omotola Jalade
  9. Wizkid
  10. Yemi Alade
Law & Governance
  1. Bashir Ahmad
  2. Deji Adeyanju
  3. Hon Ayodele Obe
  4. Engr Obinna Kingsley Onwubuariri
  5. Kasim M. Kasim
  6. Innocent Onah
  7. Mark Okoye II
  8. Nasir Sa’idu Adhama
  9. Omojuwa Japheth
  10. Tolu Ogunlesi
Leadership & Civil Society
  1. Aisha Augie-Kuta
  2. Akin Oyebode
  3. Asuquo Ekpenyong
  4. Chidiogo Akunyili
  5. HadizaBala Usman
  6. Kamil Olufowobi
  7. Kayode Oladapo
  8. Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq
  9. Nkechikwu Azinge
  10. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  1. Amaka Osakwe
  2. Bukky Karibi-Whyte
  3. Clarence Peters
  4. Dj Cuppy
  5. Dj Xclusive
  6. Kelechi Anyikude
  7. Mai Atafo
  8. Oluchi Orlandi
  9. Tara Fela-Durutoye
  10. Toju Foyeh
  1. Adekunle Ayeni
  2. DO2dTUN
  3. Ehiz
  4. Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi
  5. IK Osakioduwa
  6. Linda Ikeji
  7. Stephenie Enaife-cooker
  8. Toke Makinwa
  9. Toolz
  10. Uche Pedro
Personal Development & Academia
  1. Ahmed Adamu
  2. Chioma Agwuegbo
  3. Damilola Oluwatoyinbo
  4. Folawe Omikunle
  5. Gossy Ukanwoke
  6. Jimi Tewe
  7. John Obidi
  8. Mofolusade Sonaike
  9. Otto Orondaam
  10. Toyosi Akerele
Science & Technology
  1. Abiola Olaniran
  2. Bosun Tijani
  3. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
  4. Jason Njoku
  5. Kola Aina
  6. Mark Essien
  7. Oluseun Onigbinde
  8. Prince Nnamdi Ekeh
  9. Seyi Taylor
  10. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade
Social Entreprise& Philanthropy
  1. Chude Jideonwo
  2. Dayo Israel
  3. Empress Njamah
  4. Grace Ihejiamaizu
  5. Isaac Balami
  6. Muna Onuzo
  7. Seun Osewa
  8. Shade Ladipo
  9. Shola Molemodile
  10. Yasmin Belo-Osagie
  1. Ahmed Musa
  2. Alex Iwobi
  3. Asisat Oshoala
  4. Blessing Okagbare
  5. John Obi Mikel
  6. Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
  7. Peter Odemwingie
  8. Samson Adamu
  9. Seye Ogunlewe
  10. Victor Moses

Avance Media is also successfully replicating the same ranking in Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana as they partner with various local and international organisations to honour young people across the continent.

The 2016 ranking is in partnership with Reputation Poll,Barcity Media, Evergreen Initiatives Jagari Designs, CELMBD Africa, My Naija Naira, Just Elect, EOD Partners, Africa Youth Awards, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Project Know Thyself International.

Source: Avance Media

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